A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton

A Tangled Inheritance

Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.As Nora struggles with th...

Details A Tangled Inheritance

TitleA Tangled Inheritance
Release DateFeb 1st, 2018
PublisherCovenant Communications
GenreHistorical, Regency, Romance, Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Fiction, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

Reviews A Tangled Inheritance

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    3.33 stars. This 2018 Regency romance is sweet and clean, but deals with some darker issues. The chapters alternate between the heroine's and hero's POV. Nora Ellsworth is under pressure from her family to marry well; their family estate is under an entail, with a grasping cousin anxiously waiting in line. Luckily (maybe?), Nora's mother made arrangements for her to marry a nice young man when they were both babies! Unluckily, she's never met the...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    A lovely Regency romance with nods to Austen! The most obvious similarity is the "odious male cousin" expecting to inherit the entailed estate a la Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice and Mr. William Elliot from Persuasion. More subtle is the similarity of the author's writing style to Jane Austen's in that the narrative is rich with details of daily life and the manners of society. It's not a book that can be read quickly but needs to be savore...
  • Katie W
    I can't even imagine what it would be like to have the man I was to marry arranged for me from my birth, but that's just what happened to Nora. As a mother, yes, I would like to choose which family my kids marry into, but you can't always arrange for who you will love.I like that this story is told in alternating points of view--we are treated to Nora's thoughts, as well as to Fausett's. Nora and Fausett have an undeniable chemistry and attractio...
  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    I love this cover! It feels so romantic to me.This story had me completely engrossed. I didn't want to put it down and I was so glad I had a few hours of quiet to read uninterrupted. It doesn't always happen like that!I loved the characters in this book and the return of some that starred in a previous book. Devlin is flawed but good. Characters that pull you in despite of their flaws, or maybe because of their flaws, are my favorite. Devlin was ...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Inheritances can be tangled and messy and most definitely have very little regard for love. Nora finds herself well sought after in society and yet, since she was little she has known that her life was leading to a betrothal and marriage to the honorable and wonderful Jonathan Browning. She's never met him and can't help but feel apprehensive as she becomes older and the time is drawing nigh for her to meet and marry him. The Browning family has ...
  • Kelly
    What struck me the most with this book was that moment of certain clarity when Nora and Devlin knew they were truly in love with the other. The author described everything so that we could see it clearly and as deeply as they felt. What that love was like, what it meant to them personally and how the other person made them better. Those moments happened to them at separate times and I was grateful that the author shared that in such a way as to m...
  • Chalon Linton
    It's fabulous! Of course I may be a bit bias, but I kinda love Mr. Fausett.
  • Susan K
    Romance, clean, periodA love triangle, and Nora has to figure out who to give her heart and her fortune too. Who is the honest true heart. A redemption story of sorts. This was a lovely read, but the situations seemed a bit forced or contrived to me. I enjoyed most of the writing, and characters, but after a bit, they are forgettable. I read so much that I want that one book that stands out to me as memorable. More of a 3.5 for me as a reader, bu...
  • Lisa (Bookworm Lisa)
    "A Tangled Inheritance" takes place after "An Inconvenient Romance". The main characters are new, but it has some of the characters from the first book, which is an aspect that I loved. This book is a stand alone book, it's just fun to be reacquainted with familiar characters.Nora has a quandary. He mother has long held hopes that she would wed the son of her friend, but Nora loves to use her mind and discuss the issues of the day, something that...
  • Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
    I love a good regency novel and this one did not disappoint! Nora was a delight and a breath of fresh air! I loved her desire to truly connect with someone and find love for her marriage. Her loyalty to her family was important as well but she really wanted to find love and fulfill her family duty. I could feel her turmoil and unsurety as she struggled with her head and her heart. Devlin on the other hand, he was a hot mess! He wanted to reform h...
  • NaDell
    LOVED this book! Just the right amount of suspense and plot twists that kept it moving, and just long enough to make you really fall into the characters and the regency time period.The characters had real flaws and challenges which was refreshing and made them more relatable. Clean, but romantic in some parts (love it!)
  • Tiffany
    This was such a sweet story! I loved how this book explored deeper themes (gambling addiction) that some Regency romance novels seem to shy away from. The characters had real flaws that they had to learn to rise above. I look forward to reading more from Linton.
  • Mara
    Nora Ellsworth is a young lady sought after by many eligible men, but knows that since birth she's been promised to Jonathan Browning, who has been living in India. His family is supposedly very wealthy which will help the Ellsworth's estate and help provide for Nora's mother and sister if anything were to happen to her father. Nora doesn't really want to marry without love. She understands how marriages work in their society but would prefer a l...
  • Angie
    4.5 stars..Wonderful, emotionally driven, clean, historical romance! I can’t wait to check out other books by this author. She has a gift for drawing the reader in with her true to life characters and setting descriptions. One of the focuses of this novel was overcoming personal flaws...how we can if we really try and others too have faith in us. Highly recommended to readers of this genre. **Many thanks to Covenant Communications, NetGalley, &...
  • Kathy
    This is a stand-alone romance but for those who have read Chalon's previous book An Inconvenient Romance, you will appreciate the appearance of characters from that novel. This is a fun Regency romance with several twists and turns. It has a few story elements that are quite original and I appreciated that this story was memorable because of those elements. Devlin in a flawed man yet still likable. Overall a very enjoyable read that I can recomme...
  • Amy
    New author Chalon Linton's writing is going from strength to strength. In the opening chapters we return to Riverton Park, and are back with Charles Brumley & Leah Hastings, of her debut novel, 'An Inconvenient Romance'. I always love returning back to loved characters and places - and this was no exception. That connection provides the perfect opener to the telling of Devlin Fausett's story. Best friend to Charles, he was pivotal in uniting him ...
  • Sydney
    Author Chalon Linton has written an engaging and delightful regency romance in her A Tangled Inheritance. Told from the perspectives of two different characters, Nora and Devlin, helps readers better understand what is taking place throughout the story. Both characters and the story will draw readers in as they come to life and readers get to know the characters. This is a fairly easy, light, and quick read that those that enjoy historical, regen...
  • Heidi
    I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Mr. Fausett and Nora are both quite sympathetic, likable characters. Nora is a bright, cheerful sort of person, who dearly loves her family, but wants a husband who doesn't mind talking about subjects other than fashion and the Ton. She's quite shocked when she discovers just how desperately her family needs her to marry. And her parents choice is Jonathan Browning, a young man she likes, but isn't so sure she can...
  • Chesney
    I absolutely loved this one! This author has become a favorite and I bought this on the reputation of the previous novel. I loved how Nora and Devlin became friends before the romance blossomed. There is mystery, evil cousins, and definitely a happy ever after!
  • Cathy
    I really enjoyed reading this one! It's a Regency Romance and the author did such a great job with it! I loved the way the story line really draws the reader in and makes them not want to stop reading until the very end. And doesn't the cover make you just want to pick it up? I love the cover on this one!Nora is the heroine of the book. She's a young woman who is beloved by all. She's known pretty much her whole life that she is supposed to marry...
  • Dee/ bookworm
    #ATangledInheritance #NetGalleypublisher synopsis: Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well ...
  • Tarah
    What a fun enjoyable read. It moved along well, and even though I didn't get the chance to read it as fast as I would have liked (kids and chores kept calling my name and needing things...rude, right?) it is a quick read.I think my favorite thing about this book was Nora. She's just a great character. I enjoyed her loyalty and her friendship. I enjoyed her determination to not be bullied and to do it all with grace.The thing I disliked most was t...
  • Andrea
    A Tangled Inheritance is a very enjoyable story. It is well-written with great characters, and has just the right amount of intrigue with the scheming relations. The romance is sweet. I felt that the message of the book was about trying to be true to oneself, especially while dealing with familial pressures. For some reason the use of the word addiction throughout the story seemed too modern. I wondered if there was another term they would have u...
  • Melia
    If the cover doesn’t draw you into the book, I don’t know what else will. Excellent choice! This is a regency period book with a great clean love story woven throughout.This is not your typical hero being an exemplar male. His name is Devlin and he has a pretty big flaw or weakness. I think it takes awhile to warm up to him since you expect all leading men to just be well, pretty close to perfect when reading a novel. I mean, we get the real ...
  • Dawn Wells
    This is an interesting book, it is true to the era. It is a cute concept and the characters are quite good. It is a quick read in it is written well. However, it’s a slow read in that it takes time for development. ⭐⭐⭐ This is an interesting book, it is true to the era. It is a cute concept and the characters are quite good. It is a quick read in it is written well. However, it’s a slow read in that it takes time for development. ⭐...
  • Book Chick (Tori)
    Super cute!
  • Mary
    I really enjoyed this book. The story and characters flowed nicely. I'll definitely be keepng a eye on this author.
  • Richelle ⭐⭐
    I loved this book. It is the continuing story of the book An Inconvenient Romance. As much as I liked the previous book, which I really did enjoy, I believe this one was even better. I really like getting the story told from both the Hero and Heroines perspectives. Their weaknesses and struggles are very real, and you desperately wish they'd see what we see! Definitely have found another favored author that I can't wait to read more of.CONTENT Ro...
  • LAWonder10
    This is a wonderfully predictable, yet, uplifting Historical Romance. There are afew twists which keeps the reader captivated.Nora and her family's financial situation was not unlike many others. Time was running out and she couldn't bear to marry someone she felt no connection to. Much of the dialogue is the "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" scenario.One chapter flowed smoothly from one to another,k although it was written from both Nora...
  • Susan
    It seemed a little naive of the author to have a gambling addiction so easily dealt with. There were some good points, but addictions that deep seated are not easy to overcome, they're just not. I wanted to advise more caution for Nora, but still I was pleased with how she handled it, and could tell that she was the right person to take on Jonathan's issues. The gambling issue was the only reason I couldn't give it more stars than I did - the res...